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Pacquiao vs. Mayweather in 2012? Seriously?

posted Nov 4, 2011, 5:50 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 6:01 PM ]

The Dugout

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather in 2012? Seriously?

By BRIAN YALUNG
November 3, 2011, 10:04pm
Manila, Philippines – Way back in May, I wrote an article on the "below the belt" tactics that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and company are doing just to make sure that they are in the limelight.

And after the Saranggani Congressman’s camp made it public that Mayweather is not in the list of fighters lined up for the Pac-Man, news breaks out that Mayweather agrees to fight the pride of the Philippines on May 2012.

But the question is do you believe it? Is this for real or just another ploy to make sure that Mayweather is not eased out of the picture?

Mayweather Jr. last fought in September 17 against Victor Ortiz where he reclaimed one of his old welterweight belts. The victory was not one of the impressive victories seen in boxing and was considered “foul” by most including Pacquiao.

Pacquiao called the move unfair but just the same, Mayweather Jr. was awarded the victory. Ortiz though was not spared from criticism, using headbutts during their match.

Manny Pacquiao is set to face Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12, 2011 dubbed as “The Last Stand”. This will be the third meeting between the two boxers which may eventually settle the score on who is the better boxer between the two.

Mayweather Jr. made it public through his adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, that he wants to give the fans the biggest fights that are out there.

And if his word is to be taken, the biggest fight is of course directed towards a Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, something that many fans and followers have been asking for in the past years.


Mayweather initially requested a special drug testing for the Filipino boxer. After some hesitant moments, the Pac Man finally agreed.

Afterwards, Mayweather required the tests to be taken days before the fight, something that practically erased the whole thing from happening.

Then after knocking out Victor Ortiz, Mayweather believes he should get a bigger share from fight revenues which is bound to be a new dilemma should the two camps come together and commence negotiations.

So while many believe that the new announcement of Mayweather opens a whole new door of opportunity, don’t get your hopes up just yet. The same scenario has happened before so there is a big change that it may end up like those again – a DEAD END.

For now, Pacquiao is focusing on his match with Marquez and the fighters lined up to come after. As to whether they would squeeze in Mayweather to that list remains to be seen.

And should Pacquiao turn down the bout due to apparent reasons, you can bet that Mayweather and his camp will turn the tables on the Pac Man and make him look like the reluctant fighter to give the fans what they want to see.

In parting, this best describes the Pacquiao-Mayweather brouhaha; “Believe It or Not!”

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: A Proposed Solution

posted Mar 9, 2011, 12:06 AM by Web Master

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: A Proposed Solution




 By Ted Sares:
Manny Pacquiao
I gave him a chance, up to 14 days out. But my new terms are all the way up to the fight. They can come get us whenever, all the way up to the fight, random drug test. That’s what it is…
--Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“There is no reason to think my fighter is dirty,” We have passed every test ever given to us.”
--Freddie Roach

By now I am just plain sick of all the talk surrounding the PEDS issue and the attendant testing controversy. It’s been going on ad nauseam and it’s time these guys stepped up to the plate. Speaking of “these guys,” both continue to cherry pick. One dos it by choosing his opponents carefully, the other by using long intervals between fights. One does it better than the other. However, in so doing, they avoid one another and that’s not what the fans want. 

Continue reading from Source:eastsideboxing.com


Pacquiao adviser confirms new talks with Floyd camp

posted Mar 3, 2011, 2:06 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 2:21 PM ]


Pacquiao adviser confirms new talks with Floyd camp


abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 03/03/2011 11:01 PM | Updated as of 03/03/2011 11:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser, Michael Koncz, confirmed that negotiations have been reopened between the camps of the Filipino boxing superstar and undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Koncz said the discussion is going well and could lead to the much awaited Pacquiao-Mayweather bout.

Mayweather has been inactive since beating Shane Mosley in May last year.

“There's been discussions… So far, it's looking positive,” said Pacquiao’s adviser.

Koncz, however, asked boxing fans not to have high hopes, given the Mayweather camp’s tendency to flip-flop.

“It looked positive last time, too,” he said. “We're always hoping to entertain a fight with Mayweather.”

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Manny Pacquiao ups training camp while Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrates birthday

posted Feb 25, 2011, 6:13 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 6:39 PM ]


February 24th, 2011 3:47 pm ET
Rick Rockwell


Current pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao has declared that he will begin training camp earlier than initially planned according to a Wednesday report by Philboxing.com's Ronnie Nathanielsz. According to the report, Manny is motivated by Nonito Donaire's recent victory over Montiel to get in the ring and have a similar performance on May 7th. Additionally, PacMan and Freddie Roach believe that Shane Mosley will be a challenge especially in the first few rounds. The report also speculates that Manny wants to maintain his P4P crown. Light training is expected to begin early next week instead of the originally scheduled mid-March commencement.

While Manny is making preparations for his upcoming fight, Floyd Mayweather Jr is celebrating his birthday today. Floyd Jr turns 34 years old today and is about 9-10 weeks shy of being out of the boxing ring for 1 year. There's been heavy debate over whether Floyd Jr should be on the P4P rankings due to his inactivity.

 Who deserves #2 P4P: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Sergio Martinez or Nonito Donaire

Despite the criticism, Floyd Jr is doing what he does best and that's dodge the accusations and criticisms that are flying his way. On Tuesday, during the peak of the P4P debate, Floyd Jr simply posted 2 words on his FB page: "Cash Cow". And if that wasn't enough of an accurate reflection of Floyd Jr's attitude, he shows more concern over posting pictures of him and his fellow celebrities on FB and Twitter than he does anything else.

It's definitely a "Tale of Two Athletes" when it comes to Floyd and Manny. While one is ducking and diving from legal uppercuts and verbal jabs the other is preparing to avoid the KO punch and an in-ring letdown. 



Continue reading on: examiner.com






'Pacquiao is a puzzle yet to be solved'

posted Feb 25, 2011, 5:23 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 5:28 PM ]


abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 02/25/2011 7:59 AM | Updated as of 02/25/2011 2:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao is a puzzle yet to be solved.

This is how Naazim Richardson, trainer of former welterweight champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley, assesses the Filipino champion who will clash with his ward on May 7.

"This is what we live for in boxing, man. I mean, you know, we're trying to solve one of the most difficult puzzles out there," Richardson said in FightHype.com.

Pacquiao is set to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Mosley in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richardson said that a victory by Mosley, who is seen as an underdog against Pacquiao, will be considered as one of biggest accomplishments in boxing.

"What do you think the first guy who solved the Rubik's Cube felt like, you know?" he said.

He added that Mosley has the right tools to beat Pacquiao.

"This is what we do and I think we have the athlete that can do it too," he added.

The 8-division champ Pacquiao has become arguably the most celebrated boxing superstar in recent years.

He is currently rated by most boxing establishments, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated and ESPN, as the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world

Pacquiao outpunched even other renowned boxers like Erik Morales, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya.

The only boxer who rivals him in terms of pound-for-pound status is undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

However, Mayweather could not fight the Filipino champion because of his recent troubles with the law.


Floyd Mayweather JR Vs Manny Pacquiao

posted Feb 25, 2011, 11:57 AM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 12:09 PM ]

Floyd Mayweather JR Vs Manny Pacquiao: 

The Shocking Reason it Did Not Happen
February 23rd, 2011  Geno
By Geno McGahee


It was the fight that we all wanted to see and that many of us still do, but failed negotiations on two separate occasions sent the fighters in different directions. Floyd Mayweather, JR., 41-0, 25 KO’s, would face Shane Mosley and then, presumably, retire from the sport, while Manny Pacquiao, 52-3-2, 38 KO’s, would take on Joshua Clottey. Hope would arise after the victory over Margarito, but Floyd didn’t come knocking and RSR may have been informed as to why.

On Monday, February 21st, we received an email from a boxer that wishes to remain anonymous but claimed to have had a discussion with Floyd Mayweather, JR., during the preparation for Mosley. Here is part of the email:

“…and we spoke about Pacquiao and he (Floyd) said that he was not even thinking about him. Then he said that he would fight him on his own terms only and that he needed him to ‘calm down’ a little. He was worried about Manny’s speed.”

RSR attempted to arrange an interview with the man making these claims but it was declined, so it is up for debate as to whether or not this statement was made by Floyd. The man that has contacted RSR has stood by the statement and we hope in the future to be able to reveal his identity and get him to sit down and speak more thoroughly about the situation.

The Pacquiao fans have stated for a long time that Floyd was afraid of Manny Pacquiao, which is met typically by skepticism by the Mayweather fans, but his behavior may lend that theory some validity, and the way to beat Floyd is smart aggression and speed, both of which Manny has.

It makes a lot of sense that Floyd would feel this way, if what we were told was true. Zab Judah, a speedy and powerful southpaw gave Floyd the most trouble he’s ever had and Floyd only won that fight because of the lack of focus of his challenger. Zab could never maintain his focus and Floyd was able to get him down the stretch. Pacquiao would not tire, or at least not nearly as much as Zab did, which means that there may not be enough time for Floyd to catch up if they should fight.

On May 7th, Manny Pacquiao will face Shane Mosley in a pay per view where the result isn’t really in doubt. Mosley is far too old and slow on the comeback to stop a near prime Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather, JR., is retired. He will not fight Manny and will not fight Sergio Martinez. Whether it is because of fear or his life’s turmoil, we don’t know, but whatever the case may be, he is not lacing up the gloves.

The super fight that never was is a headline we may see ten years from now, unless Floyd comes forward and Pacquiao remains in the game. It’s a long shot, but let’s be optimistic and hope for the fight to materialize.


Manny Pacquiao Will Beat Floyd Mayweather

posted Feb 25, 2011, 11:37 AM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 11:52 AM ]

Manny Pacquiao Will Beat Floyd Mayweather, 

Says Showtime's Al Bernstein in B/R Interview
By King J (Featured Columnist) on February 24, 2011


NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  Manny Pacquiao addresses the media at a press conference to promote his upcoming fight with Shane Mosley at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on February 14, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
At the now historical Fernando Montiel vs Nonito Donaire fight, KING J had the honor of interviewing legendary boxing commentator Al Bernstein, who is celebrating his 30th year of covering the sport of boxing.

The exclusive interview video with Bernstein is over 20 minutes long and everything is discussed from the past, present, future of boxing. Topics include both Showtime tournaments, Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko, Manny Pacquiao coming over to Showtime and what that means, who Al feels would win should Pacquiao and Mayweather ever fight. We also find out who is Al's favorite fighter of all time and his favorite fight that he ever called as a commentator.

We even get Al to provide us some advice to all the up and coming media people out there, and we even get him to sing a song for all his fans at the end.

Watch the video of this amazing exclusive interview where KING J goes one on one with Al Bernstein. 

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On Pacquiao vs Mayweather

King J: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, if you had to make a bet....

Al Bernstein: I have a prediction on that fight.  It's Manny Pacquiao by decision. He always throws 1,100 punches or a 1,000 punches or 1,200 punches a fight. Floyd Mayweather always throws 500 punches a fight.  So my problem is the way that Mayweather will win the fight is if he knocks Manny Pacquiao out, or he hurts him so much early that Manny Pacquiao stops attacking. When Manny Pacquiao attacks from all these different angles throwing 1,000 punches I don't know how (and some people think I'm crazy for saying this) and I love Floyd I think he's a terrific fighter, I don't know how he wins this fight by decision.

(Al goes into further depth in his break down of this fight)

King J: I only see Mayweather in trouble, if he is in trouble, only in the first few rounds and he pretty much just figures out all of his opponents and breaks them down from that point on so I always had the opinion that Manny would have to stop him (Mayweather) while he is trying to figure him out.

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question)

 

On Pacquiao moving from HBO to Showtime

King J: Let's talk about the biggest star arguably in the sport, Manny Pacquiao. The big news everyones talking about he's moving to Showtime. He's pretty much a Showtime fighter now, congratulations on that. A lot of people think he may be at the end of his career. Maybe the fights left are not as exciting as the fights that made him the man who he is today. What can Showtime do to enhance that or carry that on or perhaps with your sister company CBS?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question)

On Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko

King J: The majority of the people are favoring Abner Mares to win the Bantamweight Tournament, is that still the case?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

On Andre Ward and the Super Six Super Middleweight Tournament

King J: Let's talk about the other tournament going on Showtime, the Super Six Super Middleweight Tournament. I actually just talked with Andre Ward who I favored from the start to win the whole thing. Maybe it's cause we are American and we just want to chant "USA," but I also made a joke with him cause he told me he has two more fights left in the tournament before a winner is declared, and I joked with him saying man our grandkids are going to graduate college before this tournament is finally done. 

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

On Al Berstein's favorites of all time

King J: A lot of your fans want to know who is your favorite fighter of all time and let's follow that up with who your favorite current fighter is?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

King J: Do you think one reason why we all just love him and miss him so much (Marvin Hagler) is cause he never comes around anymore cause he's in Italy?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

King J: Are you able to say what is the favorite fight that you ever called?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

King J: Can you give some advice to the up-and-coming media people who look up to you and want to be like you and who want to even have your personality. A lot of people just like you as a person. You are very likable. Even everything from your voice, cause you know a lot of announcers they change their voice to a fake macho voice like: YEAAAAH!!!

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

King J: What is the number one pound-for-pound Chicago deep dish pizza?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

King J: Your bio says you are also a singer, correct?.... Can we end this interview with you taking us out with a couple of bars?

(Watch the video to see what Al Bernstein says in response to this question) 

To see all of these questions answered as well as other excellent questions asked by KING J you must watch the video of this exclusive interview which is provided within this article.



Is Manny Pacquiao the Greatest of All Time?

posted Feb 25, 2011, 10:50 AM by Web Master


Is Manny Pacquiao the Greatest of All Time?
February 24th, 2011  Geno

By Damien Norman



52 victories, 38 knockouts, World Champion in 8 divisions… the current  WBO Welterweight Champion, ladies and gentlemen… Manny Pacquiao!

Although he just received one he really doesn’t need an introduction! Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao has single handedly glorified the Boxing scene for many years and is seen as the reason why people still watch the sport.

His achievements inside the ring have been nothing short of astonishing and at the age of 32 he still has time to add to his legacy

So what makes this star from the Philippines so special?

A lot of Boxers are seen as arrogant, self assured and gluttonous but not this man. Not only does he have amazingly quick hands and feet, breathtaking movement and staggering power it’s not just his skills inside the ring that make him the global star that he is.

Pacquiao is one of the most likeable characters in the game by far. Nearly every time you see him, whether it be walking to the ring or during an interview he always wears a huge smile. He seems to love life and enjoys every moment of the journey and you have to respect that in a man that is constantly under the most intense pressure, not just to perform inside the ring but to be a role model and ambassador for the sport.

It is hard enough just being a celebrity; that alone comes with a lot of responsibility, a responsibility that many fall foul of, but to have the weight of the World on your shoulders knowing that the Sport probably could not survive without you must be a complete bombardment and for that you have to respect him and the way he goes about his business.

In a Welterweight division thriving with superstars there are still potential tests and clashes for Pacquiao and at least two or three fights that would be considered as a massive test, but is hard not to write a Pacquiao article without mentioning the ‘F’ word and unfortunately that’s what’s coming…

Floyd Mayweather, JR., is seen by many as the man of the division and a large percentage of neutrals believe he would beat Pacquiao. He is of course an enigma of the sport and you never quite know what he is doing. One minute he is on the wrong side of the law, the next he has retired … it is a sore subject but a fact that the biggest fight in the World would be Pacquiao and Mayweather, JR.

Mayweather is unbeaten in 41 contests and the master of defense; a very impressive Boxer. He is not the only undefeated welterweight though, and the likes of Andre Berto, Mike Jones, Viacheslav Senchenko and Kell Brook are all showing extreme promise and similarly knocking on the door to face Pacquiao.

Although Pacquiao has 3 losses on his record 2 of them came before 2000 (at Flyweight) with the third being the huge World title showdown with Erik Morales in 2005, a Unanimous Decision. He does also have 2 draws on his record however in the 6 years that Pacquiao has been unstoppable he has won all 13 fights and has taken out some of the finest too so I think it is fitting to say that we can overlook the losses and appreciate what a fine warrior “Pac Man” is.

The welterweight division has provided us with some fine stars throughout the years and although Pacquiao is definitely up there how would he fair against a couple of these former Champs?

I for one appreciate what Manny Pacquiao has done (and continues to do) for boxing but let’s not forget what the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Tommy Hearns also did for the sport.

Can you believe that Sugar Ray Robinson fought 173 times with 108 knockouts!? Ok, boxing was different back in the 50’s/60’s, but when are we ever going to see a boxer of that caliber box in to the hundreds!? An amazing feat from a man that sparkled inside the boxing ring. Standing at 5’11 he had tremendous reach and silky skills, a true legend that is always at the heart of any Boxing history related topic.

Skipping forward a decade to the 70’s with Tommy Hearns. He had 61 professional contests, making his debut in 1977 he continued to Box on right up to 2006… nearly 30 years as a professional!

I could cover about 6 pages alone talking about some of the epics that both Sugar Ray Robinson and Tommy Hearns were involved in. Of course I have just mentioned my two personal favorite pastime superstars; I am sure there are many that are reading this article and screaming a few names at the screen too; Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Henry Armstrong, Jose Napoles… A few of some of the finest Welterweights the World has ever witnessed.

Of course when Pacquiao eventually bows out of the Sport he is destined to go down in history as one of the all time greats. Above the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Hearns though… I’m not so sure.

Pacquiao faces Shane Mosley in May this year. It is going to be a test for Pacquiao but it is not the fight that we are all waiting to see and I haven’t spoke or read about a single person giving Mosley a chance.

Pacquiao has already achieved masses as a Boxer but with one fight, taking on Floyd Mayweather, JR., he would have the opportunity to quite literally cement his name in the history books and would go down as the man that took all the available fights, just like the past heroes did. Some feel Pacquiao is dodging Mayweather and others see it as the other way around… the truth is nobody really knows and until they finally sit down, negotiate the fight properly and get in the ring nobody will know. There is of course the recent retirement from Mayweather however at this stage I am taking it very lightly.


Pacquiao vs Donaire

posted Feb 25, 2011, 10:43 AM by Web Master

Pacquiao vs Donaire: what sets the two apart 

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:49:00 02/19/2011

Filed Under: Pacquiao, Boxing, Religion & Belief
NONITO DONAIRE is Manny Pacquiao in many ways but where he is not Manny Pacquiao is the main point of this letter.

Donaire is endowed with extraordinary abilities as a boxer. He may have all what it takes to reach the top and become the next best pound-for-pound fighter in the world after Pacquiao, except for one thing.

Already a star in his own right, Donaire is poised to take the same road and pick some golden leaves along the way, trekking Pacquiao’s trail to greatness and full stardom.

Fighting Fernando Montiel on February 19 is a good stepping stone, according to Donaire; and rightly so, it may indeed be the beginning of much bigger things for him just as when Pacquiao battered Marco Antonio Barrera into submission (to start his rise to “world fame and glory”), after which he eventually beat bigger names and stars in a spectacular fashion and with style.

Pacquiao and Donaire have rare things in common. Most notably is their being especially gifted in a thousand and one ways as boxers. The stark contrast, though, is that the Pacquiao relies on a Higher Power other than what he can do for his part. Thus, he is humble and discreet in his pronouncements and never fails to sincerely recognize God anywhere. Inside the ring, Pacquiao does not let the noise, tension and glitter distract him from kneeling down in his corner before and after every fight.

Donaire is different. He is full of himself and dangerously so self-confident as though everything depends on him. The Filipino Flash was quoted as saying (after his recent impressive knockout win over Wladimir Sidorenko), “I expected him to be strong but I figured that with my motivation, with the way I was working hard, my power, my speed was there, as long as I did my best, I felt that I could knock him out. And I feel the same way about Montiel. As long as I do my best, I think I can knock him out.”

A few days heading to his forthcoming bout with Montiel, Donaire declared: “My marketability will skyrocket. My name will get bigger and I will get bigger fights. People will come after me because that’s what happens when you’re on top. My name is on the top pound-for-pound lists and nobody can take it away from me.”

Donaire may be telling the truth but he was caught in his mouth revealing his heart and what may lie ahead for him in the future.

Now we know what sets apart Pacquiao from the rest of the “good guys” in the sport.

Look up, Donaire, look up!

—RENI M. VALENZUELA,
renimvalenzuela@yahoo.com
Source: Inquirer.net

Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2/3/2011

posted Feb 3, 2011, 10:10 AM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 10:43 AM ]

Pacquiao vs Mayweather News And Updates Fight With Mosley

2/3/2011

Manny Pacquiao Laughing

Pacquiao vows to counter Mosley's strategy

By Barry Viloria, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 02/03/2011 10:13 PM | Updated as of 02/03/2011 10:13 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said that much of his 8-week training for his upcoming fight will be spent on strategies devised to counter Shane Mosley’s strengths.

This was Pacquiao’s reaction to Mosley’s statement that he can be easily hit and knocked down, despite the Filipino champion's speed and power.

"Nabasa ko rin ang sinabi ni Ginoong Mosley na kaya niya akong talunin dahil madali naman daw akong tamaan (I’ve also read Mr. Mosley’s statement that he can beat me because he can easily hit me)," the Filipino superstar said in his Philboxing.com column, “Kumbinasyon”.




Pacquiao says fans hungry for Mosley bout


By Dennis Gasgonia, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 02/03/2011 5:02 PM | Updated as of 02/03/2011 11:41 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said the brisk ticket sales show that people are interested in boxing even if the match is against an "aging" fighter, Shane Mosley.

In his Philboxing.com column, “Kumbinasyon”, Pacquiao said he was pleased to hear that tickets for the Mosley fight on May 7 were nearly sold out just 3 hours after they were released the other day. 

“Nakakataba ng puso, hindi po ba? Na ngayon pa lamang ay marami na ang interesado sa aming laban. (It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? To know that so many people are interested to see us fight) Imagine, 16,000 tickets sold in just 3 hours,” he said.

“Ang pagka-sold out ng tiket sa unang labas pa lamang ay matibay na ebidensiya na buhay na buhay talaga ang larong boksing (The tickets being sold out is a strong evidence that boxing is alive and well),” he added.


Mosley claims to know Pacman’s ‘hittable’ zone

By Roy Luarca
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:47:00 02/03/2011

Filed Under: Pacquiao, Boxing
MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao’s slick frontal and lateral movements might pose little concern for Shane Mosley when they tangle for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The American challenger believes he can always find an opening to catch the Filipino pound-for-pound king.

Should he pull it off, Mosley said the Filipino pound-for-pound king would be in real trouble.

“Pacquiao is very hittable and that’s the problem he has with me because I can put his lights out,” Mosley told Vivek Wallace of Fighthype.com Wednesday.

Mosley’s optimism stemmed from the way Pacquiao fought and beat a bigger but slower Antonio Margarito last November 13 in Arlington, Texas, to clinch the 147-pound title.


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